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Matthew Lynch is an educational consultant and owner of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC. He is a former K-12 social studies and special education teacher who now researches policy and education reform. He also is the owner and editor of The Edvocate (www.theedadvocate.org) and The Tech Edvocate (www.thetechedvocate.org). This blog is no longer being updated.

Education Opinion Au Revoir from Education Futures
Over the last five years, I have enjoyed writing about the future of education, but all things must come to an end. As of November 20, 2018, I will no longer be writing this blog, a decision that I made after much contemplation.
Matthew Lynch, November 20, 2018
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Education Opinion 6 Steps to Data-Driven Literacy Instruction
A district reading intervention specialist explains how she makes sense of a sea of data to foster more proficient readers.
Matthew Lynch, October 17, 2018
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Education Opinion Four Keys to a Modern IT Approach in K-12 Schools
Here are four ways that school district IT departments can adopt a more mature and modern approach that will allow them to be more successful, despite having limited resources.
Matthew Lynch, October 2, 2018
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Education Opinion What's the Difference Between Burnout and Demoralization, and What Can Teachers Do About It?
Teachers across the country are fighting back to gain control over their professions. Here's some expert advice that can help.
Matthew Lynch, September 27, 2018
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Education Opinion Revisiting Using Edtech for Bullying and Suicide Prevention
Every year about this time, I write a series of articles about suicide and bullying prevention, and this year will be no different. I can always count on advocates and education companies from all over the world to send me information about what's new in the field. Out of all the companies and products, NetSupport DNA is the one that resonates with me the most.
Matthew Lynch, September 10, 2018
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Education Opinion The Age of Automation Demands that Students Learn Soft Skills
Wise educators and other stakeholders need to ask: How best do we prepare students for the coming age of automation?
Matthew Lynch, August 23, 2018
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Education Opinion 4 Ways to Identify and Support Students With Dyslexia
New California guidelines help teachers and administrators offer targeted remediation and accommodation.
Matthew Lynch, August 10, 2018
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Education Opinion 3 Best Practices for Giving Teachers Ownership of Their Professional Development
An instructional coaching leader from South Carolina shares how his state is using PLCs, teacher leaders, and video coaching to inspire teachers to improve.
Matthew Lynch, July 23, 2018
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Education Opinion 10 Characteristics of an Innovative Classroom
If your goal is to engage and educate students to the greatest extent possible, you need to consider the benefits of an innovative classroom. An innovative classroom will possess several key traits, including:
Matthew Lynch, July 16, 2018
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Education Opinion 3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Teacher
A retired teacher offers his insights on staying connected with parents and students in and outside the classroom.
Matthew Lynch, July 11, 2018
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Education Opinion Let Students Take Control of Their Learning
A principal shares his alternative school's approach to connecting the most challenging students to their education through real-world experiences.
Matthew Lynch, June 21, 2018
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Education Opinion How E-Learning Creates a Global Community
The rise in popularity of e-learning and its associated programs is well on its way to creating a tightly-knit global community.
Matthew Lynch, June 19, 2018
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Education Opinion Six Ways to Get Your School on the Education 4.0 Train
Seeing gaps between what you're teaching and what your students need to be able to compete effectively in the modern workforce? Here's how to close them.
Matthew Lynch, June 7, 2018
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Education Opinion How to Use Instagram in the Classroom
How do you use Instagram in the classroom? Here's how.
Matthew Lynch, June 7, 2018
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